NFL: Chiefs recover and defeat Chargers 27-24 in Thursday night game


Rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson had a 99-yard interception for the touchdown in the 4th quarter, helping the Kansas City Chiefs recover and beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 on Thursday.

Andy Reid’s men scored 20 straight points at one point to secure the win.

A seventh-round pick, Watson was making his first-ever NFL start.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had 231 passing yards and two touchdown passes to help KC (2-0) defeat their rivals in the American West Division.

Justin Herbert and the Chargers (1-1) had managed to secure a ten-point lead when the young quarterback spotted Mike Williams in the end zone.

With an acrobatic catch, Wlliams made it 17-7 in favor of the visitors.

But the Chiefs managed to close the gap when Mahomes joined Justin Watson on 41 yards for the middle finger, closing the gap to three points.

A Mattt Ammendola field goal followed, before Watson blew up Arrowhead Stadium by making Herbert pay dearly for a bad call.

On duty due to the injury to Harrison Butker, Ammendola added three points, before Herbert managed to orchestrate a final drive leading to a touchdown to Josh Palmer, with just over a minute to go.

The third-year Chargers general, who took a lot of beatings in the physical game, finished the game with 334 passing yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also had to leave for a game at the end of the fourth quarter after receiving a severe tackle in the ribs. He returned to his position, but the pain was visible after several games.

The quarterback was to take tests after the game to assess the situation. His head coach Brandon Staley agreed he had been shaken but said he was not worried he would be seriously hurt.



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